By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mutations in the NF-kappaB activator-coding gene CARD14 have been linked to the most common form of psoriasis and appear to contribute to other manifestations of the disease as well, according to a Washington University-led team. The researchers described their findings in a pair of studies online yesterday in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

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